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About rollinrock01

Skinner Lodge is an off grid cabin located in a family compound called "The Rollin' Rock" located in beautiful central northern Michigan. Purchased in the spring of 2007, the Rollin' Rock is a work in progress and continues to develop on a weekly basis. We are currently developing our simply grown produce and homegoods business here called "Growin' North". We were pleased at our first years success at the local farmers market and are excited to grow and expand for the upcoming year.

The Wedding

We two, have found each other… Different, yet alike We have grown together in love and understanding. August 2008 I can’t believe how nervous I am. Everything has been prepared and people are rolling in. Some of our family have … Continue reading

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The Love

If ever you have found yourself yearning to return to a place that brings you contentment, you will understand why I love the woods. It takes  me back to the place where my fondest family memories began. Since I was … Continue reading

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In The Beginning

Upon our first arrival at the cabin, we set out to clear brush and small  trees to give us some breathing space. We built a make-shift privy with tarps around a couple of trees. Next we tackled a fire pit. … Continue reading

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Meaning of Minimalist

We are minimalists in the sense that we advocate for a moderate or conservative approach to the way we conduct our daily lives. Simple…a bare minimum. As we began our journey, we had little to offer to our emerging new … Continue reading

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A New Journey

Skinner Lodge is a journey into our retirement years. We’re not there yet, but this journey started in 2006 when my soon to be husband and I set goals for our future. At first it was just going to be … Continue reading

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